The warmer weather is getting closer Aussie Fashionistas. It was panic stations last week when I had a race day to go to and I had not thought of hair removal, pedicures and calories all Winter.
I can’t help you with the extra Winter kilos, but I can help you with a DIY pedicure, whilst watching television, which is exactly what I did the night before the Day of the Races.
Read on for my HOW TO DIY Pedicure and there will be a FANTASTIC giveaway at the end of this post.
This is what you need for a DIY pedi.
For hard skin removal:
For the Soak:
- a Towel
- I used Radox for the soak but any softening body wash will do
- Body or Footscrub
- Nail brush and Pumistone
For the Nails
- Nail polish remover and cotton wool/pads
- Scholl Velvet Smooth Essential Moisture Cream or any other good moisturiser
- Nail file, nail clippers, and cuticle pushers
- Toe separators and a pretty nail colour with base and top coat if required.
I started off with the Scholl Velvet Smooth Diamond Crystals Express Pedi, and got rid of about 4 months worth of dead skin . Below is a link to a demo. It basically looks like a belt sander and yes, the dust flying is dead skin. If you are a bit queazy about seeing crusty heels, don’t bother clicking on the link below. You are warned.
Remove old nail polish.
Soak in luke warm water with Radox for about 10 minutes.
Use a nail brush and body scrub to scrub the nails and feet
Smooth any left over rough skin gently with a pumistone.
Dry the feet with a towel.
Cut the nails if need to. Always cut and file the toenails straight across to discourage ingrowing nails.
Rub the nails and feet with liberally with moisturiser, I used Scholl Velvet Smooth Essential Moisture cream. Make sure there is plenty of cream on the nails and cuticles, and gently push the Cuticles back
Finish off with a base coast and a pretty nail colour. I used Mecca Acai here.
If you need more cream, rub that in. If you are going to bed, the Scholl Eulactol Heel Balm is great when covered with a pair of socks. Wake up with baby smooth heels.
Congratulations, you have just saved yourself around $50!
Psst. You may remember my review of the Scholl Express Pedi a little while ago. (read it HERE) . It remains one of the most popular posts on my blog.
I was approached to review the new and improved Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi. It now contains a Diamond Crystals for an even faster result. It is now, super, super quick to get rid of that yucky hard skin.
Not only did I receive an Express Pedi, but also some other great Scholl Products for reviewing purposes and I received one set for my beautiful Fashionistas! So exciting!
So here is what you can win to get Summer Ready Feet:
- Scholl Velvet Smooth Diamond Crystals Express Pedi RRP AU$54.99
- Scholl Velvet Smooth Essential Moisture Cream RRP AU$14.99
- Scholl Eulactol Heel Balm Gold RRP AU$21.99
- Scholl Party Feet Gel Inserts RRP AU$15.99
- Scholl Party Feet Invisible Gel Heel Shields RRP AU$10.49
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Have a go, good luck!
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Til Next time,